Communications Resolution #2: Google Plus

Resolution 2 - Google PlusHi, in this video I’m continuing the series on my 7 Communications Resolutions for 2013 with resolution 2: Google Plus.  Find out out why I think this is going to be a big year for Google+ and why I’ll be investing more time and effort to engage there.

I’m optimistic about Google+ for two big reasons:

1) Google search results are personalized.

Google thinks the things you like and share on G+ are more relevant to the people you know.  So, those things rank higher in the search results for the people you’re connected with in G+ “circles” and your connection’s connections.

2) G+ is innovating while Facebook is alienating.

Facebook has been introducing changes in an effort to generate more revenue and in the process they’ve been frustrating and alienating their users. Meanwhile G+ hangouts are gaining in popularity and Google Plus just introduced groups. For these reasons, I believe in 203 Google Plus will reach a tipping point and move from “early adopter” phase to “early majority.”

So, let’s connect! Paul Steinbrueck on Google+ and OurChurch.Com on Google+

What are your thoughts on Google Plus?  Post a comment, discuss and feel free to include a link to your G+ profile.

And watch for the next video in the series: Resolution #3: Plan Ahead

Paul Steinbrueck is co-founder and CEO of OurChurch.Com, elder of CypressMeadows.org, husband, father of 3, blogger. You can follow him on Twitter at @PaulSteinbrueck and add him to your circles at Google+ as +Paul Steinbrueck.

6 Responses to “Communications Resolution #2: Google Plus”

  1. Hi Paul, interesting. The main reason I have google + is I have my blog on google + but I dont really experience they connect very well. It would be nice to have the best of all world – fb chatting, walls and groups, google moving pictures and more connectable blog with both templates and more flexible and technical solutions.

    • PaulSteinbrueck Jan 11, 2013 at 2:16 pm

      Thanks for the comment Ina. When you say you have your blog on google, what do you mean by that? What's the address.

  2. I too, have been reading between the lines and watching carefully to the change-up! Being a newbie twitter buff with my business, I've been playing with some of the social connection strategy. Let me tell ya, when I plug something in right, things start going off like wedding bells! My google reader, which is part of it all, has certainly entertained the idea of kayos with G+ Social inter-action on Feedbnr; kind of flirting with robotic bug-play? It sure is a really great tool though for the future(Often gets overlooked), and I love playing with it…. Great little read Paul liked the Video as well! BTW Glad to be connected with you on Linkedin…

    • PaulSteinbrueck Jan 14, 2013 at 8:12 am

      Thanks Travis. Glad to hear you're having some success with social media. I'm not familiar with the term "robotic bug-play." What do you mean by that?

  3. Hey Paul…
    Great comments, especially in light of what Facebook has done to its users. While Facebook is attempting to "extort' $$ from its users, G+ is quietly (or not so quietly) building a head of steam and is encouraging real interaction as its prime method to drive traffic.

    • PaulSteinbrueck Jan 14, 2013 at 8:29 am

      Hey Martin, yeah, Facebook's missteps along with G+'s steps forward should cause a lot of people to rethink where they spend their time and do their engagement.